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Local News

Claims of lies, vendettas mark Galveston County Tax Assessor race

Republican Cheryl Johnson is facing the first challenge to her position since 2008.


Local News

Galveston Bay oysters scarce, season may be short, shuckers warn

This year's sparse oyster harvest raises questions about how well restoration of the reefs in Galveston Bay is going.


Local News

$2M acquisition of 3 homes signals big bond referendum in Friendswood

School district administrators since Sept. 1 have purchased a total of three homes near Friendswood High School with expansion in mind.



High School Sports

Growing Ball High powerlifting team eyes successful season

Ball High’s powerlifting program has grown from eight student-athletes to now 24 this season, after three more joined just in the past week. Coaches Eddie Caldwell and Otis Brown lead the Tors powerlifting team, but they say it has been word of mouth spreading among the Ball High student body that has mainly fueled the rapid growth.


What's All the Racket?

Local students perform well at tennis tournaments

Friendswood’s Erica Jessel won the girls’ 18-and-under singles “B” division at the San Antonio Super Champ Level 3 tennis tournament.


Reel Report

Patience can go long ways for anglers to bring in a good haul

Conditions on Saturday were favorable for fishing and a fair number of boats were on the water.



Galveston officials right to move slowly on HomeAway tax collection offer

The city of Galveston is right to move cautiously toward a deal allowing HomeAway, a global vacation rental broker, to collect local hotel …


Guest Columns

Universal Basic Income would ensure freedom for all

We believe that a significant hurdle to effective government is the refusal of our leaders to identify, and meet on, middle ground that cle…

Leonard Woolsey

De-consumption drives new questions

Lately, I am motivated more and more by less and less in every aspect of my life. Eating less food, buying fewer items and worrying less ab…

Weather Today

Morning showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.


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Morning showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:NW at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:4 Moderate
Sunrise:07:11:48 AM
Sunset:05:52:38 PM

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